Building the Church of Tomorrow

Celebrating life with generosityGivers is a series that features how Catholics, in ways big or small, help to build up the Church. ln this first issue, writer John Tan learns why an 80-year-old desired to celebrate his birthday by welcoming generosity toward the Church.80-year-old James in a candid moment at his birthday party, where he [...]

Canossian nun marks 100th birthday

It was a joyous occasion on May 27 as Canossian Sr Vittorina Lamperti celebrated her 100th birthday at St Joseph’s Home.Forty-four Canossian nuns from Singapore and Malaysia, three priests, residents and staff of the home, volunteers and friends attended the event.Among them were seven of the Italian nun’s “boys” whom she loved and cared for [...]

La Salle Brother honoured

GEORGETOWN, MALAYSIA – Br Anthony Rogers (left), director of the La Salle Brothers in  Malaysia, was conferred the Darjah Setia Pangkuan Negeri (DSPN), which carries the title “Dato”, in conjunction with the 77th birthday of the Yang Dipertua Negeri of Penang, Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas. The conferment was in recognition of the Lasallian contribution to [...]

Archbishop And Priests Celebrate Together

The Church of the Risen Christ hosted a joint celebration at the Toa Payoh Swatow Restaurant for Archbishop William Goh and several priests who marked important milestones in their lives recently. The June 25 celebration was to celebrate the parish’s assistant priest Fr Louis Loiseau’s 88th birthday (second from left), fellow Paris Foreign Missions (MEP) [...]

The Pope Celebrates His 77th Birthday

Vatican City, 17 December 2013 (VIS) – Today Pope Francis celebrates his 77th birthday, and congratulations have arrived in the Vatican from all over the world. However, also in his city of birth, Buenos Aires, citizens are celebrating the birthday of their former archbishop: the parishioners of the diaconate of Boca-Barrajas, one of the most [...]

Pope Francis Wishes Benedict XVI Happy Birthday

Vatican City, 16 April 2013 (VIS) – This morning, on the occasion of the birthday of Pope emeritus Benedict XVI, the Holy Father Francis began the celebration of Mass in the chapel of the Domus Sanctae Marthae, inviting all those present to pray with these words: “Today is Benedict XVI's birthday. We offer the Mass [...]

Concert By The Gewandhaus Orchestra For The Pope’s Birthday

Vatican City, 21 April 2012 (VIS) – Yesterday in the Paul VI Hall the Gewandhaus Orchestra of Leipzig, Germany, conducted by Riccardo Chailly, performed Symphony No. 2 “Lobgesang” by Felix Mendelssohn as a tribute to Benedict XVI for his eighty-fifth birthday. The concert took place under the patronage of the Free State of Saxony and [...]